The Author. Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Background. Chapter 3: The Development of Pedigrees. Chapter 4: Modes of Inheritance. Chapter 5: Tables and Probabilities. Chapter 6: The Interpretation and Use of Pedigrees to Determine the Genetic Status of Given Dogs. Chapter 7: The Interpretation and Use of Pedigrees to Determine the Probable Mode of Inheritance of a Trait. Chapter 8: Test-Mating. Chapter 9: Registries and Prioritizing Genetic Diseases. Chapter 10: Breed Clubs and Control of Genetic Disease. Chapter 11: For the Breeder. Appendix 1: Genetic Disease Predisposition by Breed. Appendix 2: Brief Definitions of Canine Genetic Disorders with Affected Breeds. References. Index.
The Author: George A. Padgett, DVM, professor of pathology at Michigan State University, is one of the world's most celebrated researchers, writers and lecturers on the entire subject of canine genetic diseases. He has published numerous papers and has appeared before close to 100 breed clubs, speaking on this specialty.